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DPRK to Improve Relations with Any Country that Respects Sovereignty
Pyongyang, January 4 (KCNA) -- The DPRK is willing to improve and normalize relations even with those countries that had been in hostile relations with it, if they repeal their hostile policy toward it and respect its sovereignty and dignity, said Rodong Sinmun in a bylined article Tuesday.

Independence, peace and friendship are avowed idea of foreign policy of the Workers' Party of Korea and the DPRK government, the article said, adding:

The joint New Year editorial specified this idea again, an indication of their revolutionary will to remain true to it.

The DPRK, a country of international prestige, has developed relations of friendship, cooperation and good-neighborliness with many countries.

It has advocated independence in relations with foreign countries.

It is a fundamental principle and mode of activities of the WPK and the DPRK government in making revolution and construction to judge every issue independently and solve it according to its faith.

The DPRK has actively supported the just cause of people of those countries respecting others' sovereignty and advocating independence.

The Korean people will always hold high the banner of peace and work hard in solidarity with world peace-loving people to defend peace and security in Asia and the rest of the world from the imperialists' aggression and war moves.

It is the consistent stand of the DPRK government and the unanimous desire and wish of humankind to develop friendly and cooperative relation with all the countries desirous of independence.

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